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4th Jun '16 4:07:31 AM jormis29
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* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly its spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.

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* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly its spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.
20th May '16 2:32:22 AM erforce
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** Otto Mozer, a cyborg MadScientist voiced by the 1975 chip the TSI [=S14001A=] (the soundchip used to provide the voice of Evil Otto in the game ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'' as well as voices from ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission''.)

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** Otto Mozer, a cyborg MadScientist voiced by the 1975 chip the TSI [=S14001A=] (the soundchip used to provide the voice of Evil Otto in the game ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'' as well as voices from ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission''.)
19th May '16 10:32:58 AM Jeduthun
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* Creator/StephenHawking, famously, whose distinctive MachineMonotone voice is probably the TropeCodifier inspiring many of these examples.
* Creator/RogerEbert used a computer to communicate after he lost his voice due to thyroid cancer. Software engineers tried to use clips from [[Series/SiskelAndEbert his TV show]] to synthesize his own voice, but they had only limited success since much of the time he was talking over movie clips or background music.
16th May '16 11:19:15 PM erforce
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* Music/CamperVanBeethoven's version of "Sisters Of The Moon" by Music/FleetwoodMac has a text-to-speech program reciting the lyrics (and also throwing in seemingly arbitrary quotes from Pindar, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and ''ThisIsSpinalTap''). As with Erasure's "Video Killed The Radio Star" cover, this was done because no one in the band wanted to sing it.

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* Music/CamperVanBeethoven's version of "Sisters Of The Moon" by Music/FleetwoodMac has a text-to-speech program reciting the lyrics (and also throwing in seemingly arbitrary quotes from Pindar, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and ''ThisIsSpinalTap'').''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''). As with Erasure's "Video Killed The Radio Star" cover, this was done because no one in the band wanted to sing it.
8th May '16 4:00:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The judge in an ''AceAttorneyAbridged'' series uses a Spanish voice program.

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* The judge in an ''AceAttorneyAbridged'' ''WebVideo/AceAttorneyAbridged'' series uses a Spanish voice program.
30th Apr '16 3:53:25 PM LittleGoat
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* Deliberately used ''badly'' in ''TimeFcuk''—the main character's voice is barely even comprehensible, and definitely doesn't sound human. It's not quite certain why this is—perhaps the RuleOfScary, or a deliberate attempt to "[[TheEveryman anonymize]]" him?

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* Deliberately used ''badly'' in ''TimeFcuk''—the ''TimeFcuk''--the main character's voice is barely even comprehensible, and definitely doesn't sound human. It's not quite certain why this is—perhaps is--perhaps the RuleOfScary, or a deliberate attempt to "[[TheEveryman anonymize]]" him?



* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly it's spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.

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* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly it's its spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.
26th Mar '16 12:24:43 PM tacomaster
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* Everyone in ''WebAnimation/GreenyPhatom''. Literally everyone.
21st Mar '16 5:03:51 PM WickedIcon
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* Mind.in.a.box's "Change", "8 Bits", "I Love 64" and "Unknown" have synthetic female vocals, or at least highly vocoderized male vocals.

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* Mind.in.a.box's "Change", "8 Bits", "I Love 64" and "Unknown" have synthetic female vocals, or at least highly vocoderized male vocals.heavily processed vocals to emulate this effect, though the actual singer is human (he can be heard singing normally on "Remember" and towards the end of one of the "8 Bits" remixes).
4th Mar '16 12:00:59 AM RAMChYLD
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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.

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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps they used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.
3rd Mar '16 11:58:09 PM RAMChYLD
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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an Apple II with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.

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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an Apple II UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.
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